Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom's stupendous achievement in the 48 kg world women boxing championships in Barbados on Saturday, proves that she has been the most consistent world champion that India has ever produced. This is the fifth World championship medal that Mary has won and she is confident of winning more medals in the upcoming Asian games in November.
Though she looked tired after a long flight back home, she still sounded excited about her achievement. "I was confident that I will win the World boxing title yet again," said Mary, adding, “It’s my hard work that has paid off and I want to thank all my fans and the Boxing Federation for their constant support over the years."
She further said, "The Asian Games will start in the month of November and I will soon get busy with the preparations. I have already cleared the trial round that was held on Wednesday in Delhi. I will try my best to win medals.” Meanwhile, Mary is also quite kicked about the fact that the Indian women boxing squad has been included for the first time in the London Olympics 2011 and she is all set to make her country proud there as well.
Mary Kom, who is one of the ambassadors for the Commonwealth Games, is puzzled about her role in the games. “Only few days are left for the games to start and I’m still not aware about my role. Mujhe kuch nahi bataya gaya hai aur mujhe nahi pata hai ki kya karna hai,” she said.
She further went on to say, “But it’s a matter pride for me to be associated with one of the mega sporting events of the country. While I was playing in Barbados for the World championship, international boxers were inquisitive to know more about the preparations going on in India for the games, but they weren’t aware that I was appointed as one of the ambassadors for the same. Chalo koi baat nahi... kushi ki baat hai ki international sportsmen are looking forward to watch this event.”
The Indian women boxing squad is not part of the games, is Mary regretting it? “Yes, I wish women’s boxing would have been included in the games. But unfortunately, you can’t wish for everything to happen in life. I will be there to support all the Indian sportsmen and will enjoy cheering for them.”
Before leaving for the World Championship, Mary had promised she’ll buy some toys for her twins from there, but she couldn’t. She reasons, “There was no time at all, in fact, the hotel stay at Barbados was a nightmare for all of us. There was no water for two days. The hotel arrangement was very bad. It was shocking to see that in such a world class event, the accommodation for the players was very badly organised. I had plans to buy some toys for my kids but it was so hectic that I could only pick up some T-shirts from the local market for them. I’m eagerly waiting to hug my kids, it has been a while now. I have been traveling so much and now it’s time to get back home.”